With all this snow it’s difficult to remember a sunny day here in Blightly- well I can – vividly! Rich and Flora’s wedding in June last year was on the hottest day of the year and it was a cracker! I don’t think I’ve ever drank so much water before.
This was everything that a rural wedding should be. Picturesque villages ,neat green lawns, a handsome church, loads of ice cream, the wafting smell of Factor 15, and a pug in a bowtie… Just gorgeous.
Rich and Flora are my kind of resilient, up for a laugh couple. They’re mental, and they’re up for anything. They were great fun when we first met for their pre-shoot climbing up hills in the Peak District – and they still were and looking fantastic in semi-tropical Cheshire, a few months later.
The ceremony was held in St Michael’s, Marbury – the kind of countryside church that sits at the end of a winding country road. Flora sings as part of a Manchester Choir – just before she entered they started – well Rich’s face says it all and I had literal goosebumps! After a very moving and funny service, we moved on to the stunning Egerton Manor Farm, where Rich, Flora, their friends and family had set up (on their own!) an incredible marquee – complete with lawn games, real ale, and a Thai street food truck. It was incredible… but without a doubt, the best part of the day was just the energy of everybody there – something that I think really comes over in the photos.
Crazy fab people, crazy fab day.